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Nach der Radtour: den Sonnenuntergang genießen, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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Die Drei-Flüsse-Tour bietet herrliche Ausblicke ins Ahrtal, © Archiv Ahr Rhein Eifel Tourismus & Service GmbH

Three Rivers Tour

Metropolitan flair, tranquil countryside and historic villages

This circular cycle route not only connects the Rhine, Ahr and Erft rivers, it also juxtaposes large cities with historic villages, and Ro-man remains with knight’s castles.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Waterfront break at the Möhnetal, © Sauerland Tourismus Stratmann

Möhne Valley Cycle Path

Flat cycling terrain through Sauerland

While cycling through Sauerland is generally demanding, the flat Möhnetal-Radweg (Möhne Valley Cycle Path), which follows a for-mer railway track, is not so.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Blick auf eine Weide an der Ems, © Pixabay

River Ems Cycle Path

By bike from the source of the Ems to the North Sea

From source to estuary: the River Ems Cycle Path passes through idyllic landscapes, cities, castles and forests before it reaches the sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Die Terrasse am Drachenfels bietet sich für eine Pause an, © Tourismus Siebengebirge GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A journey through romantic landscapes and Rhine metropolises: the most exciting stretch of the 1,320-kilometre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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Cyclists on tour at Lahn Valley Cycle Path, © Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V

Lahn Valley Cycle Path

An ideal route for families and leisure cyclists

The Lahn Valley Cycle Path follows the entire length of the Lahn. It is suitable for families and leisure cyclists as well as more seasoned cyclists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauerland Cycle Circuit

Cycling through Sauerland on disused railway lines

Cycling on disused railway lines through the “Land of 1000 Mountains”. A wealth of attractions await active cyclists on this circular route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ausblick in die niederrheinische Landschaft, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Roman Lippe Route

Cycling in the tracks of the Romans

Themed cycle routes along the River Lippe: from Detmold through the Ruhr Area as far as the Lower Rhine, cyclists can take a water-themed tour or follow the tracks of the Romans.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Idyllische Parks bieten sich auf dem Töddenland-Radweg für Pausen an, © Stadtmarketing Ibbenbüren GmbH

Töddenland Cycle Path

The circular route links interesting sites from the 17th and 18th centuries.

A cycle path for history buffs: this circular route follows the tracks of 17th and 18th century Westphalian salesmen.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Ruhr Valley Cycle Path, © Ruhr Tourismus GmbH

Ruhr Valley Cycle Path

From idyllic landscapes to industrial heritage

From industrial heritage and vibrant cities to idyllic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path passes many different towns on its way through Sauerland and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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